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Feature Request (or possibly undocumented features?)

A topic by melancholerik created 95 days ago Views: 95 Replies: 3
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Been tinkering with Dotgrid more and more lately and there's a couple of things that stands out for me, that would make it a lot more viable to use. It's possible that these features are already implemented but are undocumented (I checked your guide before posting this but that's all about pretty basic stuff).

- Setting "canvas size"/number of vertices - I found this thread but CTRL+P isn't working for me. Is that feature still in there? Or was the shortcut changed?  (speaking of shortcuts, some of them like H and CTRL-Z stop working for me after I interact with the grid itself)

- Alternatively, it would be cool if there was a rect selection to specify what to export. This kinda works but  involves resizing the window itself and moving layers around etc. and it's just very...hacky? But again, there may be another way of doing it that I'm not aware of.

- Is there a way to set export resolution of PNG files or is that something that needs to be done in another app?

Otherwise, I really like Dotgrid! It's such a nice environment to work in and is pretty much what I was looking for. It would be super cool if I could do everything without a need for another app just to resize/crop stuff. 
But regardless, thanks for making it! <3

Although to be fair that export selection by resizing the window and moving layers is sufficient, but it's not something that's obvious (I only realized it as I was writing my original post). But it's good enough I suppose.

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Hi! :)

- Setting "canvas size"/number of vertices. I found this thread but CTRL+P isn't working for me.

I have removed that a little while back, but maybe I should add it again, what would be your prefered UX to change the window to a specific size.

- H and CTRL-Z stop working for me after I interact with the grid itself.

That's not normal tho, so undo doesn't work at all for you? is it just the shortcut or even with the menu it doesn't work.

- Alternatively, it would be cool if there was a rect selection to specify what to export. This kinda works but  involves resizing the window itself and moving layers around etc. and it's just very...hacky? But again, there may be another way of doing it that I'm not aware of.

There isn't another way, but do you know that you can hold alt while dragging to move the entire content of the layer?

- Is there a way to set export resolution of PNG files or is that something that needs to be done in another app?

There isn't usually I export SVGs and resize them in Ronin. I'm really trying to keep dotgrid as minimal as possible.

Hey! Thanks for the reply!


For canvas size setting, I think it could maybe be something similar to color picker? Little icon that expands into two text fields after you click it, one for vertical and one for horizontal size? Or it can just be in the menus up top somewhere? Not sure haha.

As for the shortcuts...it's weird. Shortcuts for tools work perfectly every time. But those two I mentioned stop working after a while (although they still work when accessed from menus). H seems to consistently stop after interacting with canvas in any way. Then I toggle it from the menu at the top, or by rpessing icon at the bottom - after that it works again, but only until I interact with the canvas again. Undo is a bit trickier to pin down I think....sometimes it works ok for a while and then just stops, but I'm not sure yet what's causing it. Will investigate further once I get home and will let you know if I figure it out. 

Moving entire layers - yeah I'm aware, although it's not present in manual on your site either, I think. I found out about it here in the forum post. But that brings me to another suggestion: could there be some visual indication of what layer is currently active? Or is there and I'm just not seeing it? I think that would help me avoid some incidents.

Yeah I thought so that you were using Ronin for that kind of stuff. Well, maybe I'll give it a go. I mean the app is super useful because of how minimal and restricted it is, so I get it - I was just hoping there was some hidden parameter I could tweak :) But I can live with that.